De Vries Van Stockum is one of the oldest bookshops in The Hague and has a beautiful branch in the bustling center of the city. The spacious store contains thousands of books and is certainly worth a visit for reading enthusiasts.
De Vries Van Stockum sells more than 17 million titles in the webshop. A wide selection of these can be found in the Hague branch at the Passage. From the latest novels to cookbooks, from philosophy to history books and children's books to audiobooks. In addition, De Vries Van Stockum has a separate department with books about the Dutch East Indies and Railways.
Lectures and signings
De Vries Van Stockum (formerly Van Stockum Booksellers) is the location for cultural activities, lectures and book signings. Well-known authors regularly talk about their newly published book. After the lectures, there are often signing sessions with the relevant writer. Or you can taste snacks during cookbook presentations. The activities are open to the public and usually free. Registration is required.
Van Stockum has a long history. On 1 June 1833 a book and paper shop was opened in the Gortstraat. Residents of The Hague could subscribe to the store to come and read magazines and newspapers. In the 19th century Van Stockum Booksellers was regularly visited by the Royal Family. Van Stockum even managed to get German and French books to The Hague. In the 20th century, the number of Van Stockum branches grew. Van Stockum has two branches, one in The Hague and one in Leiden. In 2011, the family business H. de Vries Boeken took over the shops, website and business market of Van Stockum Booksellers, doubling the wealth of knowledge and expertise. From 2018 they bear the same name: De Vries Van Stockum. A family business, where everything revolves around books and books alone.
De Vries Van Stockum is located right in the center of the city, which makes it ideal for a visit during a day of shopping. The bookstore is located in the Passage, near the tram stop of tram lines 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 17 and buses 22 and 24 also stop near Van Stockum Booksellers. It is also only a 10-minute walk from The Hague CS and HS train stations. Transport by car is also possible. Various parking garages in the city center are within walking distance of Van Stockum Booksellers. The nearest parking garages are: Parking Spui, Turfmarkt, Muzenplein, Veerkaden, Pleingarage, Lutherse Burgwal, Grote Markt and Parking Wijnhaven Centrum.